Louise N. Huff, who would be 96 on Feb. 11, died quietly Jan. 21, 2010, at Market Square Health Care Center.

She was born in Camden and graduated from high school there. She attended Farmington Teachers College and obtained her bachelor of science degree in home economics, which she taught for many years at Norridgewock High School, Paris High School, Oxford Hills High School and Mechanic Falls High School. She also worked as Oxford County Extension educator for nine years. After retirement she taught quilting classes in several towns for 22 years. Louise actively participated in Maine Road Runners Camping Club (formerly Serro Scottie Club) for 20 years. She was instrumental in the formation of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, becoming a charter member in that organization as well as in the local Pine Needles Quilters. She was active in 4-H and the Megunticook Grange during high school.

She married Ellery Huff of Norridgewock on June 25, 1939. Her son Alvin and wife, Sally, live in Pocasset, Mass.; and her daughter Diane and husband, Larry Wilson, have been living in Norway and will be moving back to Bass Harbor. Al’s daughter Suzy and husband, Kevin, live in Sagamore Beach, Mass., with their children Kendyl Ellery and Carson Albert. Al’s son Eric his wife, Jocelyn, and their daughter Katie live in Douglas, Mass. Al’s daughter Robyn, her husband, Thomas, and their children Anthony James and Kierah Belle live in Chelmsford, Mass. Louise’s sister, Edith Lord, lives in Portland and she has nieces and nephews in the Camden area: Richard Nash, Linda Dabrio, Lawrence F. Nash and Janice Morang. She has a niece, Mary McEnroe of Mt. Desert and several cousins.

Louise flourished at Market Square, making many friends among the staff and residents there. In May 2009 she was honored to receive a Remember ME Lifetime Achievement award given by the Maine Health Care Association in recognition of her many accomplishments. She will be missed by many including her special friend, Doug Herrick.

Louise was predeceased by her husband Ellery in 2007, and her two brothers, Maurice and Lawrence of Camden.

There will be a family service for the Huffs at the New Oak Cemetery in Norridgewock at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate cards and letters from their family and friends. Arrangements are with the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home in South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at westonchandler.com.